HOW MASS4D® HELPS YOUR PATIENTS
Successful surgical outcomes begin with skilled technique and can further be supported by the implementation of rehabilitation programmes, helping reduce the risk of recurrences or postural instabilities in patients.
The postoperative needs of patients, including pre-existing and newly altered physiological gait patterns, have to be considered in these programmes that are designed to restore lower limb functionality in patients and help them regain full ambulation after surgery.
MASS4D® foot orthotics are built to individual specifications in order to accommodate structural or functional issues that may exist in your patient’s lower limbs following surgeries such as joint replacement, ligament reconstruction or traumatic repair.
By conducting thorough gait assessments both prior to and following an appropriate period of rehab post surgery, you can ensure that the patient’s foot posture is supported adequately to provide a stable foundation for the healing of the kinetic chain above.
The prevalence of secondary biomechanical disparities may make it difficult for your patient to recover completely as recurring pathomechanic forces continually increase strain on the lower extremity, affecting plantar pressure distribution and causing postural misalignments.
With the inclusion of MASS4D® foot orthotics in a postoperative care regime, your patient is able to better adapt to alterations induced by certain types of surgery such as the correction of leg length discrepancy in addition to changes in lower limb functionality.
HOW MASS4D® WILL ENHANCE MY PRACTICE
The goal of post-surgical rehabilitation is to support the surgical procedure by restoring mobility and strength in a patient, facilitating a gradual return to activity without the risk of recurrences.
The efficacy of using MASS4D® customised orthotics in postoperative care lies in its ability to provide foundational support which should help stabilise lower limb ambulation and reduce joint stress through postural correction.
Depending on the type of procedure performed, it is possible that your patient may require foot orthotics to reduce pressure at high-risk areas.
MASS4D® foot orthotics can be customised accordingly to provide an optimal balance of rigidity and flexibility, allowing the surgical site enough capacity for both stability and healthy range of motion.
This should facilitate a smooth recovery process that is not hindered by underlying mechanical faults, helping maintain proper ergonomics in the lower extremity especially to minimise post-surgical complications in the operated area.
The augmented MASS4D® calibration process ensures that your patient’s needs are central to the production of our foot orthotics which are designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience whilst helping in pain management and recovery.
With this level of customisation, your patient receives a truly customised product that guides foot function to alleviate areas of pressure and to help them regain healthy ambulation.
A high-calibre orthotic must enhance balance and posture of the full body by enhancing proprioception through the foot and ankle complex during all phases of gait. MASS4D® works with your treatment programme for complete neuro-musculo-skeletal rehabilitation.
Gait Reference Casting
Gait-referenced casting is a dynamic process that produces an exact 3-dimensional impression of the plantar morphology of the foot. This process involves taking a semi-weight bearing impression of the feet in specialised angled foam to capture the foot in its corrected closed-chain posture.
The resultant orthotic manufactured from this mould is able to respect the corrected posture and allow for much-needed soft tissue displacement.
Our orthotic shell’s 'leaf spring' action enhances proprioceptive input through the foot with its spring-back action and even weight distribution across the plantar surface of the foot. This helps in generating better movement patterns throughout the body.
Newton’s Third Law dictates the MASS4D® proprietary calibration process. Each orthotic is calibrated to the wearer’s bodyweight, foot flexibility and activity level, ensuring all action occurring above the orthotic is met with an equal and supportive reaction force. The final product offers the truest customisation available in the foot orthotic industry.
The individually handcrafted orthotics are truly a work of art requiring at least three hours of hands-on time per orthotic. Built to exact specifications with orthotic shells, cushion foams and high-quality top covers, each product stands as a testament to the dedication of MASS4D® in helping each patient recover from their injuries and achieve optimal foot health.
Available for a variety of shoes, the orthotic can easily be incorporated into any type of footwear allowing for the same level of comfort and convenience whilst correcting foot posture and saving patients the hassle of having to purchase specific shoes for the orthotic.